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Pelike

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Pelike

Culture: Greek, Athenian
Date: c. 480–475 BCE
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 31.8 cm (12 ½ inches) D. of mouth 15 cm (5 7/8 inches)
Classification: Decorative Art
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D.
Label Text:The primary side of this vase shows a seated Dionysos, Greek god of wine, holding a pomegranate or apple and a rhyton, or drinking horn. The god is accompanied by his satyr companion Silenus, who holds an oinochoe, or wine pitcher, with which to fill Dionysos's cup. The other side depicts a youth holding weights called halteres that he swung as he leapt to help add distance to the long jump. He is accompanied by a judge.
Provenance: Provenance: Ars Antiqua, Auktion V (Lucerne 7, November 1964).
Object number: 2006.1.1
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